35th Annual Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

August 11, 2000

Honoring:

James F. Cavanaugh

Charles Ingraham

Robert E. Jacobson

Robert D. Scherer

Photos Of Event




 


 James F. Cavanaugh


    James F. Cavanaugh, Columbus, has served the agricultural
  industry in Ohio from the concrete floor of a holding pen to the
  carpeted floor of a CEOs office.  From his early work at the
  Kansas State University dairy barn and creamery to the 1939
  World's Fairy where he worked as Borden's Elsie herdsman, to the
  editorial staff of Hoard's Dairymen and finally, to the American
  Jersey Cattle Club headquarters, Jim Cavanaugh has left his
  imprint of excellence.
    Cavanaugh began his leadership role in dairy herd improvement
  in 1947 where he adopted nontraditional roles to make Jersey
  dairying more profitable.  He served as the executive secretary of
  the Jersey Breed Headquarters being labeled as the most visible
  and vocal proponent to support the Jersey breed in Ohio.
    Cavanaugh was World Dairy Expo's Man of the Year in 1977.
  Entered into the Dairy Science Hall of Service at OSU, he also
  received national recognition from the World Jersey Cattle Bureau
  in 1992 for his distinguished service to the breed.
 
 

 Charles Ingraham


    Charles H. Ingraham, Columbus, was an agricultural economist
  who served the industry as a livestock marketing specialist for
  eight years and as a business management specialist for 15 years.
  His teaching and motivation in 4-H, FFA and OSU, and to fellow
  farmers and business employees have all demonstrated his
  boundless energy and his 50 year commitment to academic
  excellence.
    He is nationally known and respected for his work with
  cooperative education.  From organizing and speaking at numerous
  seminars, teaching cooperative education at OSU to writing many
  publications, he continued to extend Ohio's agricultural reach
  nationally with his work for the National Council of Farmer
  Cooperatives and the American Institute for Cooperatives.
    Ingraham was chairman of the Agricultural Economics
  Department Alumni committee and was the first recipient of the
  Outstanding Agricultural Economics Faculty Award at OSU.
    He has served his community as a participant in Civitan and
  Kiwanis Club activities and was a 4-H club advisor and manager
  of Camp Hervida.
 
 

 Robert E. Jacobson


    Robert E. Jacobson, Columbus, was a professor of dairy
  marketing and policy at OSU where he served at the forefront of
  dairy education for more than 30 years.  He spread his knowledge
  and love of education through international work at the National
  Chung Hseng University in Taichung, Taiwan, and at the
  University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, as a visiting professor in
  1992-93. He authored a book Dairy Co-op Issues in Ireland based
  on those experiences.
    Jacobson has distinguished himself as a preeminent dairy
  marketing specialist not only in Ohio, but throughout the country.
  He was instrumental in numerous cooperative mergers and Federal
  Order hearings that proved to have a strong impact on Ohio's dairy
  industry.
    He was recognized in 1964 for the U.S. Department of
  Agricultural Superior Service Award and again in 1974 for the
  American Agricultural Economics Association Published Research
  Award.
 
 

  Robert D. Scherer


    Robert D. Scherer, Circleville, has been a strong advocator for
  Ohio agriculture for more than 48 years.  He began his career with
  farming, teaching and working as a fieldman and Farm Bureau
  organizational director before reaching chief operating officer and
  executive vice president of Countrymark, Inc.  He was responsible
  for the consolidation of supply operations where he increased
  market share before joining the National Cooperative Business
  Association as president and CEO.  He revived the organization to
  serve as a major trade association for cooperatives.
    Scherer's tremendous impact on Ohio agriculture earned him
  the Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award at OSU in 1983
  and the Central Ohio Executive of the Year Award in 1984.  He
  was also recognized in 1994 to earn the National Cooperatives
  Statesman Award.
    Scherer displays the lasting traits of dedication and
  demonstrates it to his family, alma mater and the industry, He has
  been instrumental in the formation of the Pheasant Forever of
  Pickaway County, a wildlife conservation program and the
  Pickaway County Farmer's Club.
 



OSU President Kerwin addresses the assembly, with Jim & Ginny Cavanaugh at the right side of the head table

The Cavanaugh Family at the Hall Of Fame ceremony

PLEASE VISIT THE OHIO COUNCIL OF COOPERATIVES for additional announcements:

http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/occ/news.html

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Correspondence to Jim Cavanaugh may be sent to:

James F. Cavanaugh
289 S.Broadleigh Rd.
Columbus, OH 43209

e-mail to Jim Cavanaugh may be directed to his son

paul@phonyexpress.com